Today at Newegg, you can find the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 CPU for $98 as part of a shell shocker deal scheduled to expire by the end of the day. Using promo code SSCW2524 at checkout will take an additional $6 off, taking the final price down to $92. This is part of a limited offer so we’re not sure for how long it will be made available.
We reviewed the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 CPU back in 2022 and found it to be suitable performance-wise for gaming and casual use. We appreciated also that it’s overclockable and comes with a Wraith Stealth stock cooler. It has no integrated graphics, however, so you will need a separate GPU for video output.
The AMD Ryzen 5 5500 CPU features Zen 3 architecture. It has 6 cores, 12 threads and a base speed of 3.6GHz. With Max Boost enabled, it’s capable of reaching as high as 4.2GHz. It has PCIe 3.0 support and can support up to 128GB of DDR4-3200.
You don’t need to buy a separate cooler to get off the ground with the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 as it comes with a Wraith Stealth stock cooler. That said, we definitely recommend looking at a dedicated cooler. This edition does not come with integrated graphics so a GPU is necessary to get video output with the Ryzen 5 5500.
Visit the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 processor product page at Newegg for more information and purchase options. Don’t forget to use promo code SSCW2524 at checkout to redeem the offer.
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Buying a i3 12100f is more sensible. Costs the same, performs better and has better upgrade path. AMD's am4 platform is now outdated shouldn't be bought new.Reply
Can’t say I totally agree about not buying am4 new if you are on a budget if you stick to the cheaper boards like an 80 dollar b550. But much more than that…unless you catch a too good to be true deal on a 5800x 3d maybe.Reply
I think on an extreme budget am4 makes sense but I think skip the i3 altogether and move straight for an i5 13400 or better.